First Look: Microsoft Surface Computer!
Avg Rating: 0About a year ago I gave a presentation to a group of journalists about gadgets of the future and showed a video about a theoretical multi-touch computing system. When asked when we would see something like that in the wild, I optimistically ballparked 5-7 years. You can imagine my surprise when…
Settlers of Catan on Microsoft Surface
Avg Rating: 0The popular “Settlers of Catan” board game has been transported to Microsoft Surface, according to SeattlePi. The game, which typically involves a physical board, die and cards, has been made entirely digital thanks to Vectorform, a multi-platform design company and Microsoft partner. Reporter Nick…
Pictionaire, a new Multitouch Table from Microsoft Research
Avg Rating: 0A joint project from Microsoft Research and the University of California brings us another touchscreen, mutitouch table-top computing experience. Like a larger version of Surface, the Pictionaire, as it’s called, is also operated via human touch using gestures made on the table’s surface. However,…
Look Behind SurfaceScapes
Avg Rating: 0You may remember the Dungeons and Dragons demo video that was out in October using Microsoft Surface. Eric Havir on the Surface Blog has an interview with the student led project along with a status of the project. Read the Q&A here.
Hard Rock in Vegas Gets Microsoft Surface and Touchscreen Rock Wall
Avg Rating: 0Microsoft Surface is in the spotlight again. Some of you may have seen it in use during the E! network’s annual Red Carpet special at the Golden Globes this past weekend. At this event, fashion expert Jay Manuel used the tabletop computing platform during his “play-by-play” analysis of the stars’…
Bjork tours with multi-touch surface computer
Avg Rating: 0Bjork may be as crazy as a soup sandwich, but I'll give her credit for her latest phase being technologically interesting. She's put Grammy-nominated Damian Taylor on tour playing a reactable. The reactable is an open-source application that runs on a surface computer. There are builds for a number…
Finguistics: An Educational Game for Surface
Avg Rating: 0A UK-based educational software company called RM has a Microsoft Surface game for students in development meant to show how the computer can be used in an educational setting. There’s now a (long 10-minute) video of this game in action which is available for viewing here on YouTube. The video gives…
Avg Rating: 0Surface DJ is a killer app for Microsoft Surface which lets techo-loving DJs - or even wannabe DJs - work together to create songs using a Mixer-type application. As the DJs move objects into a specific area of the Microsoft Surface screen, different sounds are played. Or maybe I shouldn’t say…
Microsoft Surface and Mobile Phone Mashup
Avg Rating: 0What do you get when you combine a Microsoft Surface computer with a mobile phone? You get the new XRay mashup application from Stimulant Labs. This application, inspired by Microsoft’s SecondLight technology which debuted at PDC 2008, takes advantage of Surface’s object recognition…
Want to see a MultiTouch laptop?
Avg Rating: 0Channel 9's Charles Torre took a trip to Microsoft Research in the UK and got to look at some of our work behind MultiTouch laptops and LCD monitors. See the people shaping MultiTouch at Microsoft, the thought behind it, and what makes it different from Microsoft's Surface Computer. Very cool video…